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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    dealing with depression it's not fun at all

    sometimes i wanna scream everyday you gotta deal with people you don't like when im stress out i like isolate myself from everyone cause i don't have time for drama things like that wish i never had depression
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm sinking... further

    and further into the quicksand.. I grasp desperately for help, but nothings there. the more I struggle the quicker I sink.
    meowziewowzie meowziewowzie 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    thoughts of suicide plague my mind most of the

    time I'm awake honestly I only feel free when I'm asleep. oh well though I could never act in those thoughts.
    cartoonblankets cartoonblankets 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I just done with being stupid

    and falling in love and I just hate myself for it
    kathrynvansickle kathrynvansickle 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Having depression is like drowning; You get a

    gasp of air just long enough to hold you over as you go back under- but it's barely enough.. But something keeps you holding on until that next breath..
    CassandraLynn96 CassandraLynn96 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Some days it's alright.

    Some days it's bad. Some days it's (bleeping) bad. Sometimes I feel like I won't be able to kick depression, but there are moments, fleeting as they may, that remind me that things are going to be okay. The biggest realization I had to make is the truth that my problems and...
    Brianianday Brianianday 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    All the songs I write have

    such depressing lyrics. It's why I can't show my music to anyone. I keep trying to rewrite lyrics or redo them entirely so I can make them less depressing and be able to release the songs someday. But why bother? These so songs are like a diary of who I am and who I was. I just...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I drink almost everyday

    because I do not know what I am dealing with. I feel if I go home, I would be incomplete and quiet. I love my parents yet I fear being in a quiet zone. My mom tries to talk but I have nothing to say. I am 6 antidepressants every night and I am not suppose to drink. But when I do...
    deceptiveoutofcloset deceptiveoutofcloset 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    At the moment, all I want is to scream

    or weep. I am not sure why. I do not know what is going on with my life anymore. I do not have any suicidal thoughts, I do not have any major problems I believe but things are just getting harder. The things I have always wanted seem to be so far away from me; so impossible to...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    omg i deal with depression every day

    sometimes I wake up in the morning I wonder what kind of mood i will in be in this time
    tigradoll tigradoll 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    Wish I just had a switch to turn it off.

    .. it gets really hard sometimes to put a smile on my face and show the world that I'm OK... when I'm really not..
    Neverforgether Neverforgether 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    im always goin through depression its a daily

    thing for me whether it be from social anxiety changes that came into my life that happened or werent supposed to happen its hard for me to explain in words but Im fighting depression everyday
    aaronpayne aaronpayne 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    will never understand

    why girls give guys fake numbers :( hurts worse then actual rejection
    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you can't control the way your mind is

    thinking, bless it and have trust things will get better. The answer always comes in one form or another. The main thing to survive is to have patience, which is attained through faith and belief in your own Self.
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Who's in depression mood & needs some1 to talk

    to Please add me or message we can chat not sexual..
    Billyaldo Billyaldo 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    It's miraculous how much magically better I

    feel only on the days i've finally resolved to get help.
    scoria scoria 22-25 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I often feel so worthless

    and stupid. No one understands my social anxiety or depression. im just told to "snap out of it" i feel trapped and suffocated. i feel alone and sad. i often picture my funeral and no one being there. i often picture my family finding me dead and not shedding a tear. my life has...
    lilpeanut24 lilpeanut24 22-25, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I haven't smoked or hurt myself in almost 8

    years, but every 6-8 weeks I go through a cycle of severe depression and the urge to smoke or hurt myself. It lasts a week or less. The only way I've avoided doing something I'll regret it because I know it'll be over soon (until next time). Some times are harder than others...
    punkrockprincess0314 punkrockprincess0314 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I started cutting two years ago.

    I honestly want to stop and I can't really find out how.
    uhborshun uhborshun 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I've barely been outside in three days.

    So Today I texted my friend thinking we had plans to go swimming. Instead she said she might go to the beach with her boyfriend. Which I clearly won't be invited to. :( I feel so sad now.
    beautifuldisaster4 beautifuldisaster4 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    today is just one of those days.

    Wake up. Eat. Cry. Work. TGIF woot
    ollifer ollifer 36-40, F 1 Response 27 mins ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I feel myself sinking

    and sinking. even after getting help I feel like I'm loosing it. I feel crazy. I'm moody and go off on people for no reason and I know while I'm doing it it's wrong and it's not their fault but I can't stop. I wanna cut but I have no access to anything. when I expressed that...
    PaigeOfSteel PaigeOfSteel 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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